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May 12, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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Residents of the Canadian province of Alberta have been stepping up to help the more than 80,000 wildfire evacuees from Fort McMurray, as firefighters believe they have gained the upper hand against the devastating blaze. Smoke was still seen rising from the forest near the oil sands town on Wednesda...
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May 12, 2016 10:27 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Tuesday that he plans to visit fire-ravaged Fort McMurray on Friday has sparked mixed reactions among the evacuees scattered across the province of Alberta. It has been one week since the massive wildfire forced tens of thousands of Canad...
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May 10, 2016 8:55 am gmt |
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Residents of the areas affected by aggressive wildfires had no timetable on Monday (May 9) as to when they might be able to return to their homes as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trued said he intended to visit the affected region to survey the damage first-hand. “I am in close contact with th...
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May 10, 2016 7:58 am gmt |
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NASA satellites were able to capture the devastation of a wildfire in Alberta, Canada, when the flames were at their worst in both daytime and night-time infrared images posted online on Wednesday (May 4) and Thursday (May 5). As the satellites captured the images, more than 80,000 residents were for...
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March 12, 2016 9:02 am gmt |
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Four men were shot at a cemetery just outside of Calgary, Alberta, following a funeral, Canadian police said. Sergeant Jack Poitras of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the shooting happened near Cochrane and the injured people were treated at hospitals in the city. A police spokeswoman at the s...
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January 31, 2016 9:46 am gmt |
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Five men killed in an avalanche near the community of McBride, British Columbia, on Friday (January 29) were from the neighboring province of Alberta, local officials said on Saturday. The victims, who ranged in age from 41 to 55, were among 17 people who were snowmobiling in four groups about 20 kil...
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January 16, 2016 10:56 am gmt |
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One person is dead and another is in critical condition after an explosion Friday afternoon at Alberta’s Nexen Long Lake facility, Wood Buffalo RCMP say. The person in critical condition was flown by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo LifeFlight helicopter to the University of Alberta...
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January 13, 2016 10:04 am gmt |
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With a smile on her face, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley breathed a little fire of her own today when asked about a wealthy businessman’s pledge to invest in the province’s oil industry if — and only if — she resigns from office. In his fantasy novel ‘The Hobbitt’, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote: &#...
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September 27, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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A 36-year-old is recovering from a “targeted” gunshot wound after being dropped off at Surrey Memorial Hospital with an injury. Surrey RCMP said the man was dropped off at the emergency department around 3 a.m. PT after a bullet hit his “lower extremities.” The hospital was su...
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August 2, 2015 11:01 am gmt |
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The drought conditions in Alberta is expected to increase the price of steaks, roasts and other cuts of beef, although it may take about a year before consumers feel the full bite on store shelves. Retail beef prices hit record highs early this year and have continued to climb since then as the numbe...
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July 25, 2015 5:19 am gmt |
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Alberta’s Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd has assured Albertans that the results of the investigation into the Nexen pipeline leak will be made public. “Spills like this are unacceptable,” she said at a news conference in Fort McMurray Friday. The Alberta Energy Regulator is inves...
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July 1, 2015 8:51 am gmt |
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Smoke from northern Saskatchewan and Alberta forest fires is causing a haze over a large part of the United States. This has some American media outlets blaming Canada for the “smoky haze” that turned the sun into a “pale orange ball in the sky.” National Weather Service forec...
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June 16, 2015 4:32 am gmt |
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Alberta’s new NDP government plans to raise corporate taxes, ban political donations from unions and businesses and end the province’s flat 10 per cent personal income tax rate. The measures were promised during the election campaign, but confirmed yesterday (Monday) in the speech from th...
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May 29, 2015 1:57 am gmt |
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Teck Resources Ltd. is temporarily shutting down its six Canadian steel making coal mines for three weeks due to weak market conditions. The company said yesterday (Thursday) that the suspensions at its British, Columbia and Alberta mines will be staggered over the summer months. “Rather than p...
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May 1, 2015 7:11 am gmt |
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The Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose is sending a special team to check the work of nearly 40 Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors at a meat processing plant in Alberta. In response to the question stating that the Canadians are at risk because of inadequate E. coli testing as the governme...